Super Delicious Chicken Laksa with Pong’s Laksa Paste on 5Jul2019

chicken laksa

made 7pax pong’s laksa today on 5.7.2019, with my OPS and RI bros WT,WM, HC, LKY, LKH and HAB. ^^

HC had lunch with brother still came over at 2pm. I made a bowl for him. 🙂

i love curry chicken noodles.

  • according to makansutra this dish was famously created by teochews in singapore exemplifying singapore’s chumchum 参参 mixed heritage ..the 3 famous teochew nang stalls are ah heng and heng kee at hong lim food centre and da po at golden mile food centre.

pong’s laksa

pong’s laksa 

I don’t have the secret recipe to make the curry chicken noodles gravy..

so i approximate using pong’s laksa paste and added the important secret ingredient haebee, and laksa leaves, AND and very tasty chicken stock, excellent taste. ..

and the usual taupok, teochew fish cake, and fish potatoes for me..

cannot c/w ah heng etc of course but still very shiok! haven’t learn how to make the dried shrimp sambal yet..

made 白斩鸡 and 白猪肉. & had lots of taupok, teochew fish cake and fish cake.




i think my 白斩鸡 is smoother, chicken breast more moist, and sweeter & tastier than ah heng. ^^


1/2 chicken, salt in fridge overnight, clean thoroughly, placed in boiling stock (chicken bones, carrots, scallions, whole bulb garlic cloves, ginger, red onions) boiled covered 12mins, off fire poached 24mins, placed in ice water bath, then in fridge for 1 hr, then debone.

drizzle sauce

for the 白斩鸡 drizzle sauce, i added 1tbsp flat sugar, 2tbsp light soy sauce, 1tbsp sesame oil, 6tbsp stock or water. taste it!


and 白猪肉 also very tender and tasty…


boiled in stock 1.5hrs. placed in fridge. and cut & added stock to warm up when serving. hence very tender yet cut neatly no fraying.

and i added the 白斩鸡 drizzle sauce, w/o sesame, very nice. 🙂

fish cake 

i had had lots of taupok, teochew fish cake…. and fish cake.

chicken laksa

i think it approximate quite well in that laksa broth was wonderful, only thing not spicy, need to add some haebeehiam sambal next time, and my 白斩鸡 and 白猪肉 were excellent texture and taste. but of course it is still NOT the same ah heng curry chicken gravy…

WT’s haebeehiam fried rice and durian fried rice

WT’s durian fried rice

WT’s haebeehiam fried rice 

WT made very nice msw fried rice and haebeehiam fried rice..

WT not feeling so well, and i likewise so we took plain soup and less noodles..




lovely 白斩鸡 eaten on its own…

tangkak msw

tangkak msw

my OPS gang brought msw from tangkak, frozen and thawed, super flavourful better than the msw i had recently..

chicken laksa

the guys stayed and chatted quite tilled quite late.

really good time together with the bros chit chat and sharing.

c.h.e.f andy


Babi Pongteh – 98th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 5Jul2019

babi pongteh

made babi pongteh for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 5.7.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 98th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

boiled belly pork

i made babi pongteh once before almost 4yrs back. it was pretty good.

this time making a breakfast dish for 140pax at teban gardens, a bit different. i had about 500g belly pork and 800g pork chop which i cut into small cubes. and i added carrots and potatoes for the bulk, to give a substantial dish. so no taupok and mushrooms this time.

and because i cooked in the morning, it was easier for me to precooked the belly pork the evening before, about 1.5hrs and placed in fridge in ziploc.

this morning i cut the belly pork. this way the texture inside very tender, but cut nicely w/o fraying. and speeded up my preparation in the morning.

fry diced pork chop

i fried 5 cut shallots to translucent and added 5 chopped garlic cloves. added 4tbsp crushed taujeon and fried till fragrant.

then added diced pork fried about 10mins. and added 2tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce.

added belly pork

then added the boiled belly pork.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

stirred thoroughly to mix and it’s done. set aside.

added carrots and potatoes

then i fried carrots with oyster sauce for 10mins to soften. then added cut potatoes, another 10mins to cook.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

and added the carrots and potatoes to the babi pongteh.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

a very tasty dish, with nice taujeon flavours and wonderful belly pork texture.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Taujeon Lime Song Fish Head on 4Jul2019

taujeon lime song fish head

sis and bil stayed and watched chinese serials, and later 3pax dinner this evening on 4.7.2019.

taujeon lime song fish head

I made teochew taujeon lime juice steamed song fish head 松鱼头. ^^
very easy S$4 1/2fish head, steamed with 3tbsp crushed taujeon, 1tbsp light soy sauce, 1tbsp lime juice, 2tbsp oil, and usual garnishes.
fresh, tender and sweet, slight tangy..very nice.
c.h.e.f andy

Food First Service Last @ Eat First 食之为鲜 on 3Jul2019

song fish head 

good food good price poor service @ eat first (i guess service last) 食之为鲜 3pax dinner this evening on 3.7.2019. ..

food vs price alone i guess 4 to 4.5 stars

tea S$1pax rice S$1pax towel S$0.50pax all reasonable..

fish head was big, fresh, very good standard.

so 2 stars for me this evening only because the young lady was untrained, uninitiated or just not in jolly mood..

eat first 食之为鲜

i booked 6pm and arrived 6.55pm..traffic delays, picking up other diners, parking was 20% by time we left 40% occupied.

We were asked to take a smaller table but we think more comfortable so moved to a bigger round table with the consent of server..

the young lady at counter saw it fit to come over and give us a lecture about calling up if we are late as they kept booking only for 15mins (sure they should)..

i always make it a point to call to cancel before time if i not going..this time we are coming just late because delays and i know very well the restaurant is empty..been there before..

& we could also be just walk-in no need to say we booked..and if itwas full just too bad lor, other makan places all around..since it is empty no need give customer a lecture la..

anyway we came for food to enjoy the food that part satisfied ok la..just putting on record lol!

tofu prawns

tofu prawns 

bittergourd pork ribs

bittergourd pork ribs 

prawn tofu and bittergourd very good standard despite this elder brother being from the steamed department..great taste, texture and good wokhae so food and price wise i think really quite good.

3 dishes

S$67.50 for 3pax

song fish head 

we had a great time ourselves, unperturbed by the poor service attitude, purposely giving customers a smaller table when so many empty tables throughout dinner, and when customer moved to bigger table, couldn’t take it must come to give lecture…just immature and bad attitude.

did not bother us but still need to put on record la! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


Eat First 食之為鮮


Good Nonya Food 6pax Family Dinner @ Tingkat PeraMakan on 30jun2019

babi pongteh set

had very good 6pax family dinner this evening at tingkat preMakan at owen road on 30.6.2019. ^^

the babi ponteh, sambal sotong, curry chicken, pork ribs set all good 👍

set came with 2 sides, drink and dessert..

chendol this evening was excellent as good as four seasons tpy lor 8!

alacarte dishes were all good. rendang best! ikan tenggiri, fried seafood laksa and otah all good. 6pax, 5 set + 4 ala carte dishes = S$103 nett.

tingkat permakan

quite a nice cosy place.

sayur curry


the 2 sides we liked best were the sayur curry and tofu.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh was good.

but more preferred the pork ribs pongteh.

sotong sambal set

daughter ordered the sotong sambal set, and JH the curry chicken set.

sotong sambal was good, curry chicken ok too.


otak also very good.

ikan tenggiri

ikan tenggiri

as was the ikan tenggiri. firm, sweet fish, nice curry and vegetables.

fried seafood laksa

fried seafood laksa

the fried seafood laksa didn’t look that great but taste was quite good actually!

beef rendang

rendang was the best dish.



and chendol this evening exceptional standard, as good as four seasons at TPY lor 8.

pork rib set

we had a great time.

i think i will try out babi pongteh and pork ribs first and later do a full fledged nonya dinner for family and friends.

c.h.e.f andy


Tingkat PeraMakan




Delicious 8pax Home 海底捞Dinner on 1Jul2019

wife’s home 海底捞

wife decided this morning to make home 海底捞 dinner today on 1.7.2018.

all came – JH, PT, ervin and we had 8pax dinner. full house.

wife’s home 海底捞

i had some crispy bean curd.

beef shabu

and some beef shabu. 500g packet.


and cut 2 medium white pomfret.

kurobuta shabu

kurobuta shabu

wife ordered some kurobuta from qbfood earlier.

cheese and fish tofu

and bought some cheese and fish tofu and a ‘her kiao’ fish dumpling.

mushrooms and veg

and we had shitake and shimeji mushrooms and baby corn..



most important are the sauces, like if you go 海底捞or huating steamboat.

i made the 沙茶酱mixed with 麻辣chilli with lots of chopped garlic and chinese celery. wife made fried onion oil. scallions and light soy sauce.

wife’s home 海底捞

steamboat is the easiest food to prepare. aunty bes made the ikan bilis and yellow bean stock. all the other ingredients just buy and we had a wonderful 8pax family dinner. no effort.

c.h.e.f andy

Best Roast Duck and Great Dishes @ Xin Cuisine on 28Jun2019

truffle mushrooms S$10

met up with QTC and sis esther..

NCL & KWL had to go off….QTC, LCM and i decided to go xin cusine 新故乡for 3pax dinner..

had a really good chat including LCM’s project and also kluang.

truffle mushrooms S$10

xin cuisine reopened after like 3 months for kitchen renovation and reopened like 7.6.2019.

food just as fabulous as before.

i ordered the truffle mushroosm to share.

tea smoked roast duck S$32

and the signature tea smoked roast duck.

it was really good. crispy skin , great texture and wonderful flavour.

sliced garoupa S$28

the sliced garoupa dish excellent wokhae.

garoupa meat was ok. nice combination of leek, onions and chilli.

sweet mustard vegetables kailan S$20

sweet mustard vegetables kailan S$20

the sweet mustard vegetables 梅菜 kailan also very good. one of my favourite.

S$82 for 3pax

after amex 35% discounts for 3pax, dinner came to S$82nett, inclusive of 2 desserts. quite ok for the excellent dishes we had.

tea smoked roast duck S$32

and the best was none other thn the tea smoked roast duck.

c.h.e.f andy


Xin Cuisine (新故乡)
317 Outram Rd, Holiday Inn Atrium, 169075

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 12–2:30PM6:30–10:30PM




Really Nice Indian Rojak @ Habib’s on 28Jun2019

8pax RI + til german guy

raj, an old RI school friend visiting singapore,

NCL arranged for 8pax early lunch @ habib’s ayer rajah food centre today on 28.6.2019. ^^

followed by durians – we had msw and golden phoenix…

i just came from delivering my weekly friday breakfast dish to teban gardens. WM my

OPS bro messaged and we decided to have kopi at clementi blk 325 next to carpark adjacent to clementi mrt, where i picked up NCL, angie and raj. raj brought a young german trauma/ortho doctor friend visiting singapore, and we proceeded to habib’s.

habib’s indian rojak

habib’s indian rojak

habib’s indian rojak 

we ordered quite a bit, rojak came in 2 plates S$31 for 9pax…quite enough actually but we were greedy and ordered another S$10… really nice especially taken with the chilli dip..we had cuttlefish as well as squid, crispy batter prawn, coconut piece, and of course fish cake and tau kua..

really shiok..must come back agsain!

rajs birthday cake

angie brought the rainbow cake.

msw and golden phoenix

msw and golden phoenix

after rojak, we decided to walk over to the fruit stall for durians.

we ordered 6 durians in total = 2 golden phoenix 2xS$10, 2 small msw 2xS$10 (these 4 S$10 each) and 3 large msw 3 8kg @ S$18/kg for D$65 = total 6 durians S$105 …

the joke is that the S$10 msw is better than the S$30 msw..the smaller ones so intense and flavourful..HAB almost wanted to buy back some S$10 msw.

habib’s indian rojak

meimei & WEH happened to be also here with brother john tan, paul and his daughter, and took some nice group photos.

c.h.e.f andy


Habib’s Rojak


Curry Vegetables with Belly Pork – 97th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 28Jun2019

curry veg with belly pork

made curry vegetables with belly pork for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 28.6.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 97th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

french beans, ocra and eggplant

happens that my RI bro KWL passed me 2 packets of heng’s vegetable curry he bought in JB.

i bought some vegetables totaling 1kg+.

curry vegetables

curry vegetables

and cooked a nice, very tasty vegetables curry with the paste.

just fried long beans with curry paste and curry leaves first 5mins, then added ocra, added pork stock from making the crispy pork and covered for 5mins. then added eggplants another 5mins.

added 1 packet 200ml coconut milk, mixed well and set aside.

crispy belly pork

crispy belly pork

for the crispy pork, i blanched in boiling water, cleaned and placed in 130degC oven for 3.5hrs…and drained in fridge overnight…pork very tender.

this morning i shallow fried in 2 batches, drained off oil in colander, and used the oil to fry the vegetables for the curry.

curry veg with belly pork

curry veg with belly pork

curry veg with belly pork

then added back the belly pork to the curry vegetables.

curry veg with belly pork

curry veg with belly pork

a very tasty dish, crispy pork tender inside, and a very tasty curry vegetables.

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Family Cookout – Wife, Son, Aunty Bes, I all Contributed a Dish on 27Jun2019

son’s kimchi fried rice

wife decided to have family cook out on 27.6.2019. ^^

we had 4pax family dinner, everyone cooked.

  1. wife did pangrilled ribeye
  2. son did a sous vide flamed ribeye
  3.  and a kimchi fried rice
  4. i did a pan roasted “halia” chicken with red wine reduction leek & onion
  5. and aunty bes did pan charred brussels sprouts

afterwards wife and i had coffee then went for a walk with wife to clock 10000 steps 🙂

son’s kimchi fried rice

son’s kimchi fried rice good standard, tasty.

wife’s pangrilled ribeye

wife’s pangrilled ribeye

wife’s pangrilled ribeye was good, done well.

son’s sous vide flamed ribeye

son’s sous vide flamed ribeye better still. he said 2hrs 50degC, sounded a bit rare.

but after flaming, and it was not a thick cut, it came out very well, nicely medium rare, very consistemt and great flavours.

aunty bes pan charred brussels sprouts

aunty bes pan charred brussels sprouts we all like.

my pan roasted “halia” chicken with red wine reduction leek & onions

i did a panroasted 1/2 kampung chicken

to model after the excellent tender, moist, tasty chicken we recently had at halia (above photo).

my pan roasted “halia” chicken with red wine reduction leek & onions

my pan roasted “halia” chicken

came up with my own recipe, and it was pretty good la..

i seasoned with sea salt and pepper and pangrilled deboned 1/2 kampung chicken breast and thigh pieces about 4 mins, high heat, just a little butter (chicken lots of oil rendering out), till crispy skin, turned over and off fire. then 20mins in 130degC oven.

chicken was very tender, moist and consistent, quite close to halia’s.

red wine reduction leek & onions

halia’s leek side with the grilled chicken was very good too.

i decided to do mine as red wine reduction. it was really tender and tasty. PT commented it was very nice and chatted with me about how it was done.

son’s sous vide flamed ribeye

a very fun family evening, everyone cooked something. wife and son’s dishes all very nice, and i loved aunty bes’ brusssel sprouts too.

c.h.e.f adny

Tasty Teochew Food 7pax OPS Bros and Wives Dinner) @ Chao Shan Cuisine on 26Jun2019

chao shan cuisine

wife bought 7pax dinner with WM, Jessie, WT & GY and HC @ chao shan cuisine 潮汕林 on 26.6.2019. ^^

first time i ate here.

food was generally good, tasty, and great teochew dishes. 🙂

pig trotter jelly and nogh hiang

pig trotter jelly and nogh hiang were very good.

pig trotter jelly

this trotter jelly very tasty, much better than that at fragrant gardens recently.

braised goose

in the bill they said braised goose.

i thought no goose in singapore? except like frozen goose from 7 countries european, latin america etc.

anyhow it was very good, much better than the braised duck at fragrant gardens.

goose liver

and goose liver.

the 2 dishes S$60, goose was ok…don’t think i want to spend money on braised goose liver. 🙂

egg omelette

egg omelette also good. at S$20, quite standard price..better than fragrant gardens, about same as huat kee.

sotong with chives

sotong with chives S$26 was ok, a good dish.

the proprietress brandied some names, anyway looked like sotong, tasted like sotong, it was sotong to me.

teochew fried kuay teow

teochew fried kuay teow also very good here. better than both fragrant gardens and huat kee.

S$220 for 7pax

dinner was S$220 for 7pax, quite ok, but then we did not have the expensive dishes like halibut and pomfret which were both excellent at fragrant gardens.

i can expect them to be equally good and expensive here though. lol!

when i read the blogs, apparently their cold crab, teochew steamed treadfin also very gooda and the steamed sharks cartilage..not sure that is a teochew dish…

will try next time.

pig trotter jelly and nogh hiang

had a really nice dinner thanks to arrangements by WM and Jessie, and a good get together before GY flew back to shanghai.

c.h.e.f andy


Good Standard Thai Food Good Value Too @ Patara Fine Thai Cuisine on 25Jun2019

thai dishes

5 of us OPS buddies arranged to have lunch, but WM was held up by some singtel installation, so 4pax lunch at patara on 25.6.2019. ^^

i booked the eatigo 50% discounts at 12pm. 🙂

thai seafood tanhoon salad S$23

i ordered thai seafood tanhoon salad. i think the prawn pomelo salad is better. WT doesn’t take prawns. 🙂

tomyam talay S$12

tomyam talay S$12

i ordered just one tomyam soup for my friends to try.

quite enough. i wasn’t taking still nursing a cough though 90% recovered…HC doesn’t take sotong and WT doesn’t take prawns. haha!

Grilled 300 days grain-fed Australian beef tenderloin S$38

and the grilled 300 days grain-fed Australian beef tenderloin. this really good quality, tender and tasty.

red curry chicken S$24

and red curry chicken.

i think red curry is the most tasty curry here. today maybe my tastebuds not fully restored so i didn’t feel it was as flavourful, lemak and intense as i thought.

my friends liked it anyway.

WHOLE SEABASS In lime, garlic and chilli broth S$42

first time i ordered this steamed whole seabass.

this a very popular dish in thailand and in the distant past i had taken this many times in bangkok with thai business partners and it was very good.

i had cooked this myself, just seabass with fish sauce and lots of aromatics. today i didn’t expect much and it wasn’t much. good enough i guess. seabass with tasty sauce. should have come as a candle heated dish though.

pineapple rice with seafood S$22

i never order thai pineapple rice as it is sweet and my family always order the very flavourful olive rice.

still i expected better but this was not much tasty, i think much below par for a restaurant like patara…

WT’s haebeehiam fried rice and msw fried rice which we took recently, much better than this.

dessert platter S$22

i ordered a dessert platter for my friends to try.

i wasn’t taking and it was quite enough for 3pax. – coconut and vanilla ice cream, 2 thai chendol, durian cakes and fruits.

S$108 for 4pax lunch

Grilled 300 days grain-fed Australian beef tenderloin S$38

we had a great lunch, and price was great too with eatigo 50% discounts.

4pax lunch for good quality food at S$108 nett.

after lunch we went to visit M’s new place and picked up some ang hae (red prawn) durians at SKC. red prawn durians so so for me…i liked the xo durians i also bought better. we had that at won lee’s place later in the evening.

c.h.e.f andy


Patara Fine Cuisine @ Tanglin Mall

Excellent Value Dishes @ Halia at Botanical Gardens on 24Jun2019

wagyu beef carpaccio

had a halia chope S$100 8.30pm offpeak voucher expiring today 24.6.2019. bought for S$50.

made reservation on chope 8.30pm and went early with wife and walked to the visitor’s centre and back, contributed to 10,000 steps. lol! 🙂

they didn’t have my favourite blackmore wagyu spare rib on the menu ay more, so didn’t order more vouchers and chope doesn’t allow once reservation time so sticked with the S$100.

food was quite excellent for the price. we had-

  • 2 servings of wagyu beef carpaccio (excellent)
  • Tuna tartar (good)
  • Sauteed portobello (good)
  • Cauliflower Soup (ok)
  • Chicken breast (excellent)

all in S$53nett for 2pax with chope 50% vouchers.

cauliflower soup with roll S$5

we ordered soup of the day..a cauliflower soup..good standard not special, and it came with a roll, not bad la for i think S$5 and got 50% off soem more. 🙂

sauteed portobello S$6

ordered the sauteed portobello.

had mixed mushrooms a few times always good, as was this too…

tuna tartar S$18

competent, natural sweetness, overall mediocre not great…

wagyu beef carpaccio S$16

the wagyu carpaccio was very good, much better w/o the previous like bearnaise sauce??

wagyu beef carpaccio

natural sweetness, and nicely marbled wagyu, very tasty. we ordered a second plate.

yam crisp

complementary yam crisp.

chicken breast S$28

we ordered the grilled chicken breast. it was excellent, very tender, moist and tasty.

i told the server it was like 1/2 the size of what i had previously, which was breast plus wingstick portion, now only breast. she replied that some customers suggest to have a side, so they had the leek confit and cheeseball. i liked both. 🙂

chicken breast

in fact i went back and made the dish myself, not as good obviously but quite ok. 🙂

so 2pax dinner very good standard dishes for S$53 nett. boleh la!

c.h.e.f andy


Halia @ Botanical Gardens



Recipe = How to Cook and Eat Chilled Mullet 冻乌鱼 on 23Jun2019

chilled mullet 冻乌鱼

how to eat teochew chilled mullet “her boon” 鱼饭冻乌鱼👍

enjoying 一人世界! lol! ^^


this doesn’t need a recipe la…lol!

just clean and steam mullet for 8mins. let it cool and then place in fridge for 1/2hr. voila!

3 important points to note –

  1. do not remove scales. the skin comes off with the scales so enable one to cleanly pick up the meat. if scales removed, then skin very tough difficult to tear and difficult to pick up meat with chopsticks.
  2. the treasures are in the belly, so this fish i clean myself cannot trust to the fish mongers haha! i remove the gills and clean whole fish thoroughly, and also the omega3, liver and the fish stomach 鱼扣 (“her shook”) with salt.
  3. only put omega3, liver and fish stomach 鱼扣 (“her shook”) into steamer 1 min or after completion and leave the fish in the residual heat. omega3 will melt off very quickly if in steamer longer.

chilled mullet 冻乌鱼

fish liver and stomach 鱼扣

fish liver and stomach 鱼扣

fish liver and stomach 鱼扣 (“her shook”) simply delicious!

Omega3 脂肪

Omega3 脂肪

and the Omega3 脂肪 heavenly, the best part of this fish. cultivated taste i guess!

chilled mullet 冻乌鱼

it was plain1pax heaven lol!

c.h.e.f andy


Recipe = Very Good 港蒸松鱼头HK Steamed Song Fish Head on 22 Jun2019

港蒸松鱼头HK steamed song fish head 

made very nice 港蒸松鱼头HK steamed song fish head = 1pax all protein dinner this evening on 22.6.2019. 👍

港蒸松鱼头HK steamed song fish head 

steaming no need much recipe, just the sauce and the timing.

3tbsp light soy sauce, 2tbsp mirin (optional) and 2 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil).

港蒸松鱼头HK steamed song fish head

港蒸松鱼头HK steamed song fish head

add the sliced ginger, cut chilli padi and cut scallions, and steamed for 13 mins.

really easy stuff.

head and meat were so fresh and the steaming sauce was so very tasty.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Very Good Taujeon Lime Steamed Golden Pomfret on 21Jun2019

taujeon lime golden pomfret

made 1pax all protein dinner this evening on 21.6.2019.^^..🙂

  • just cleaned fish with salt, drained by, added 3 tbsp tau jeon, 1 tbsp lime juice, and all the usual sliced ginger, chopped sacllions and chilli padi.

golden pomfret steamed with taujeon and lime juice. very nice!👍👍👍

don’t know why golden pomfret cheaper than black pomfret

2 for S$6.90 c/w black pomfret S$14.90/kg at sheng shiong…

taujeon lime golden pomfret 

eaten black pomfret fried before i think never eat golden pomfret..meat is firm and sweet like white pomfret and not very fishy like black pomfret..

very worth it!

this taujeon lime steamed fish i think is similar to what eat first 食之为鲜 steamed song fish head and zhia soon’s steamed sharek’s cartilage. will try on song fish head next time.

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots – 96th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 21Jun2019

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

made braised chicken with potatoes and carrots for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 21.6.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 96th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

chicken, potatoes and carrots

the usual preparation – cleaned, cut and drained dry  2kg chicken thighs in fridge, then marinated with 3tbsp fish sauce, 4tbsp huadiao wine and 2tbsp corflour overnight in fridge.

cut carrots and potatoes.

braised chicken

braised chicken

this morning, fried with cut ginger and chopped garlic about 5-6mins then set aside.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

then fried carrots first about 5mins to soften, then added potatoes.

added back the chicken gravy and covered and cooked another 10mins.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

then added back the chicken, mixed thoroughly and plated the dish into the aluminium carrier.

and done!

a vert tasty dish la…

c.h.e.f andy

Good Teochew Food (4pax Dinner with WM & Jessie) @ Huat Kee RELC on 20Jun2019

4pax dinner at huat kee RELC

wife bought 4pax dinner at uat kee this evening on 20.6.2019. ^^

i had arranged 6pax dinner including WT and GY at tasty loong @ ortho. but WT had some urgent matters to attend to, so we decided just 4 of us all around town don’t go so far. can go tasty loong another time.

wife loves the food at huat kee, so we decided to go there, quite convenient at RELC.

we ordered 3 claypot sharksfin S$30. it was very good. i didn’t take.

garlic pork 蒜泥白肉

garlic pork 蒜泥白肉 was good.

fish maw with kailan

fish maw with kailan

surprisingly the fish maw was much below par?? not tasty, not right…

chopped spinach

the claypot chopped spinach was good. i think maybe i can replicate that.

oyster omelette

oyster omelette

oyster omelette was good standard, better than fragrant gardens.

teochew fried kauy teow

teochew fried kauy teow

the teochew fried kauy teow was good but still not enough wokhae, not the best, can be better.

cheng tng

orh nee

the dessert orh nee and cheng tng were good.

dinner came to about $240 for 4pax, not that cheap though the individual dishes on the menu didn’t look too expensive. of course there was 3 sharksfin and the other dishes would add up to about S$135. i guess ok.

the whole suckling pig was S$169 on the menu. however the expensive looking )as in the cost of making printing) menu not updated so the menu price for sharesfin was S$28 but the cost was S$30.

i will consider coming here with my sis and brother to try the suckling pig and other dishes.

c.h.e.f andy


Huat Kee @ RELC




鲳鱼煲 Claypot Pomfret Soup 5pax Home Gourmet Dinner on 19Jun2019

claypot pomfret soup 

made 5pax family home dinner this evening-

  1. 鲳鱼煲 – super tasty as good as fragrant gardens
  2. tanhoon prawns- usual very tasty dish especially with haebee
  3. white beehoon- excellent dish with very tasty chicken stock…prawns, cuttlefish, lala all done just right
  4. aunty bes made nice french beans with minced pork

5pax home dinner 

pomfret soup

first time i made 鲳鱼煲 Claypot Pomfret Soup, inspired by the excellent dish recently at  fragrant garden.

it was very good. soup was very very tasty, flavourful, from lots of fish heads and bones leftover from filleting, and lots of chinese cabbage, and also radish, ginger, garlic, red onions, scallions.

and the 斗鲳 really nice, firm and very sweet.

a super tasty dish! 🙂

claypot tanhoon prawns 

today’s claypot tanhoon prawns also very tasty.

i added good quality haebee and the usual aromatics like coriander, scallions, ginger, red onions etc, and black pepper…

and i had teh same intense chicken stock i also used for the white beehoon.

this evening, texture of tanhoon was perfectly, moist and very well infused with the stock and aromatics. quite perfect!

white beehoon with prawns, lala, and cuttlefish

and likewise for the white beehoon.

just the right amount of stock, ingredients, beehoon, so beehon also very well infused, cooked just right texture, moist and tasty, and all the ingredients were not overcooked.

aunty bes minced pork long beans

aunty bes always make nice olive minced pork with long beans. 🙂

large pomfret 斗鲳

a large pomfret 斗鲳, cut into large pieces.

the soup base

very tasty soup.

鲳鱼煲 Claypot Pomfret Soup

superb 鲳鱼煲 Claypot Pomfret Soup.

prawns and tanhoon prawn stock

the prawns and tanhoon prawn stock to make a great dish!

lala clams

white beehoon with prawns, lala, and cuttlefish

white beehoon with prawns, lala, and cuttlefish

and putting together the white beehoon with prawns, lala, and cuttlefish.

claypot pomfret soup

had a really good enjoyable family dinner.

c.h.e.f andy





Great Tapas 5pax Dinner for Wife’s Friends on 14Jun2019

spanish omelette – tortilla

wife invited her friends MW & thomas (also my RI friend) and WG (Dorothy) for 5 pax dinner this evening on 14.6.2019. ^^

we had-

1 (wife made) salad and grilled brussel sprouts
2 spanish omelette
3 miso teriyaki salmon belly
4 chorizo prawns
5 seafood tagliatelle
6 australian wagyu 6/7 striploin

wife’s mesclun salad 

mesclun salad was excellent, with agave nectar and the usual extra virgin olive oil and balsamic and some crunchy bits.

spanish omelette – tortilla

the spanish omelette – tortilla were excelelnt this evening. don’t make this often, but this evening it was tasty and the egg, potatoes were onions were just the right texture. 🙂

wife’s friend all loved this tapas dish. 🙂

wife’s brussels sprouts

and i loved the sprouts.

miso teriyaki salmon belly

miso teriyaki salmon belly good as usual, and the fresh gill from my garden was great.

chorizo prawns

they all loved the chorizo orawns very flavourful and succulent prawns, and wonderful chorizo sauce.

pangrilled wagyu MBS 6/7 striploin 

pangrilled wagyu MBS 6/7 striploin 

pangrilled wagyu MBS 6/7 striploin 

wagyu was a good cut, marbled and flavourful not my best rendition though not getting the right temperature and timing with this pan..

still it was very tasty and tender, and quite restaurant standard.

seafood tagliatelle

pasta was al dente and very tasty.

i used the same intense tasty chicken stock made from chicken bones, carrots and aromatics like ginger, red onions, garlic, scallions.

both had white wine reduction, browned whole garlic cloves in olive oil and basil, only that chorizo prawn sauce also had sliced chorizo so another layer of taste. and most appreciated by wife’s friends.

had a great fun dinner with good friends together.

c.h.e.f andy